HARRISBURG – For the second consecutive term, state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton) has been appointed deputy chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, which is led by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).
“Rep. Hahn has been helping people for decades, and most recently, led an effort to ensure families in crisis can better help their children receive appropriate care,” Oberlander said. “During her tenure in the House, Marcia has been a strong and effect voice for the Lehigh Valley, and I am excited she has decided to continue her service as a deputy chairman. We’re lucky to have her.”
The House Majority Policy Committee conducts hearings and roundtable discussions about important statewide and regional issues that matter most to Pennsylvania citizens; gathers testimony and information from key stakeholders; and works within the House Republican Caucus to develop policies to address those issues. The Policy Committee also works in tandem with the speaker and majority leader to examine and refine critical pieces of legislation in advance of floor consideration.
“It is an honor to again be asked to serve my colleagues and constituents in this capacity,” said Hahn. “Among the issues I hope to study further is school property taxes, which are and have been a burden on Lehigh Valley residents for quite some time. As this is not an important issue for every Pennsylvanian, my goal is to find a solution that will get the necessary 102 votes to pass the House.
“While every member of the General Assembly represents a specific district, most of the legislation we must consider has statewide impact. The responsibilities associated with serving on the Policy Committee provide me with one more way to get a closer look at the issues that matter most to all Pennsylvanians.”
Hahn is serving her fifth full term in office, having first been elected to serve the residents of the 138th Legislative District in a May 2010 special election.
Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Hahn’s district office at (610) 746-2100.
Representative Marcia Hahn
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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